Welcome to Horton House, San Diego! Here we will spotlight a very important project that dives deep into why preventative maintenance is so important for the stability and safety of all decks. This project showcases a restoration with deck waterproofing in order to keep the deck from falling apart and cracking, in response to wet conditions, and the wear and tear that occur over time. At Horton House, the outdoor decks were beginning to crack in half and the chipping concrete posed an unsightly aesthetic problem, not to mention the serious safety risk if this continued without professional intervention. To turn this place around, we initiated a process of reforming and waterproofing. Take a look at the pictures below to see the transformation!
As you can see in the images above, the Horton House was in pretty rough shape. In the first photograph, cracks in the fascia are clearly visible. This is the part of the deck that borders the surface. It hides the outer rim joist and helps to transition from the deck to the skirting. Cracks in a building are not a good sign, and can indicate water damage and instability. As you can see in the second image, we moved quickly to kick the project off, using scaffolding to access each deck.
As we began working on the project, we started with reforming. This is a process of breaking off old, loose, and unstable concrete and pouring new concrete to make the decks safe and sturdy. The first picture shows the extent of the problematic concrete that we broke off to create room for repouring. The second image shows the installation of plywood to form the new concrete and the repouring of the edges where the loose concrete was broken off.
The next step is deck waterproofing to prevent damage like this from happening in the future. We coated the deck, including the fascia, with Dex-o-tex barrier guard and fabric. This serves as a ecopolymer emulsion waterproofing membrane. Next, we skim-coated and textured the deck to return it to its original condition. As you can see in the third picture, the final step is the painting! Finally, the restoration was complete and the deck was back to sparkling, like-new condition.
At WICR, our priority is the safety and longevity of your buildings, underground spaces, outdoor decks, and more. As you can see from this project spotlight, preventative maintenance is essential to protect buildings and their residents. We are here for even the toughest of your deck waterproofing and construction needs. To learn more, visit us at https://www.wicrwaterproofing.com/. We look forward to helping you bring your deck back to a safe and beautiful condition.